BASICS OF ICE HOCKEY
The game is played on an ice rink measuring roughly 61m in length by 30m in width.
Each player will have his/her own hockey stick along with ice skates and a series of padding which may include face mask, helmet, padded shorts, shoulder pads, arm guards and gloves.
Each team can have a maximum of 20 players. Of these 20 players only 6 can be on the rink at any one time including the goal tender that guards the goal. The players hit what is called a ‘puck’. The puck is heavy object made from dense rubber and weighs roughly 6 ounces. The puck is hit by either a players stick or foot but at no point can the puck be handled by any player other than the goal tender.
Each game lasts for three 20-minute periods, with the objective being to score more goals than the opponent.